The latest leg of the World Poker Tour has been underway for the past few days with the Main Event set to kick off later today. The WPT has gone to South Africa for the first time in its history, with the poker scene there already proving to be pretty lively.
The WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic Main Event is quite obviously the main attraction, though there has been a selection of side events to keep people interested up until kickoff. Two such events have seen Melanie Weisner and Tatjana Pasalic grinding away at events with the 6-Max and of course the Ladies Event.
Whilst those two have been busy trying to win some money, another leading female player has been travelling over to take part in the Main Event, Liv Boeree is hoping to become the first ever winner of the Main Event here in Johannesburg.
She is not the only big name expected either as many of the world’s best players have already registered, with them all interested to see how this new addition to the WPT will pan out.
The Main Event is $2K + $200 buy-in and is a re-buy event that will run right through until the 26th of October. Alongside the ME will be a selection of other side events such as the $2K + $200 Pot limit Omaha tournament and a worthy charity event.
UK Omaha Series!
For those of you that are both closer to home and prefer to play poker that involves four starting cards, there is a nice tournament starting up today at the Vic in London. The event will be running all week with a host of side events, then the Main Event will start up on Saturday with a buy-in of £500+£50, it will run until the 27th October.
The first event will kick-off tonight at 7pm GMT with the £100+£12 Pot Limit Omaha, each player will be allowed one more shot if they are eliminated early at the cost of another buy-in. then tomorrow sees the start of a two day event which is a £250+£25 Omaha Hi/Lo event which will play until Wednesday.
Other events throughout the week include an unlimited re-buy £100 + £12 event and some satellite events that can win you a seat in the Main Event for a buy-in of £40+£4.
We will be keeping track of both these tournaments throughout the week ahead, so keep coming back for regular updates on the action. Better still, head out to the tournaments to see them with your very own eyes.